About Nick

Nick started Hairdressing over 40 years a go in Derby. In 1970 he moved to London, and started working for Vidal Sassoon, being one of the members of staff that opened the South Moulton Street salon for the Sassoon group, working there with Artistic Director Trevor Sorbie and being promoted through the ranks until being made Assistant Artistic Director.

Later he became Artistic Director of The Grosvenor House Salon in 1975-77, then Artistic Director of the Sloane Street salon in 1977-80. After 10 years Nick left, and established Burlingtons with 2 other ex Sassoon Artistic Directors Darryll Benson and Masayuki-Mogi. They had a formidable and well earned reputation by the mid 1980's, and built up a strong salon base, as well as touring the world teaching their techniques and philosophies.

It was in the late 80's that Nick established NFB, a salon, described in Vogue as "one of a new generation of relaxed and uncluttered salons where the emphasis is on well cut, untortured styles."

Nominated several times as London Finalist in the British Hairdressing Awards, Nick was described in the Hairdresser's Journal International as "being known for his ascerbic wit which comes from a mixture of straight forward honesty, lack of superficiality and sharply observed judgement. Above all he is respected for his ability as a first class cutter.'

Again he travelled extensively as well as being asked to endorse products for brands such as Braun, Clairol, Wella and Redken, and working with top names in the fashion Industry.

In this last decade Nick has had issues with health, and gives thank to all of the people who through their dedication in their respective fields, have brought him through that period to present day.  He would like to thank all of the staff at Watford, Harefield and Mount Vernon Hospitals and Oncology Units for all of their diligence.


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